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You’d be hard-pressed to find an IT leader who can say that they haven’t lost at least a night or two of sleep worrying about application performance. But in the modern enterprise, application performance issues are more than just an IT headache; they can easily devastate a...
Early in the new year, AppDynamics hosted a hackathon to give employees a chance to explore technologies they were curious about, have fun, and build cross-functional relationships. I teamed up with a group of women who were interested in researching blockchain. Other members of the te...
Over 12,500 people attended Cisco Live in Europe last year, and we expect even more to make the journey to the show this year at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain between January 29th and February 2nd. Cisco Live is a huge event with a wealth of booths, sessions, and tracks to choose f...
The AppDynamics End User Monitoring product has certainly evolved over time. It first launched in 2013 to monitor web applications running on browsers. Then, to address the shift of increasing mobile activity (thanks in large part to the introduction of the iPhone), we added support in...
By now you’ve certainly heard of – or perhaps been impacted by – Meltdown and Spectre, two newly discovered vulnerabilities that affected nearly every modern processor. If not, you might want to take a moment and visit Meltdownattack.com for a good overview, and Ars Technic...
Production debugging is one of the most difficult parts of the job for any software engineer and one of the most underrated problems faced by IT. Developers usually rely on logs to troubleshoot production issues. They go through hundreds of lines of logs, sorting through complex logic ...
In my day job, I work to help people understand performance and reliability issues in distributed applications across a number of different technologies including Java, .NET, and Node.js. A few years ago, I started to see a rise in the adoption of Node.js, with some large organizations...
As both data and processing power rise on the edge of the network, monitoring the performance of edge devices becomes increasingly important. In addition to deploying the AppDynamics IoT monitoring platform to monitor C/C++ and Java apps, end-to-end visibility can be extended to applic...
One of the benefits of a unified application performance solution is that it enables companies to prepare for the unexpected. But agreeing on the value of being prepared in the abstract and experiencing it directly can be two different things. On Friday, November 16, some of our custom...
The motto for this year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, “Keep Cloud Native Weird,” proved to be as much a prediction as a slogan when temperatures plummeted last week and snow began to fall in Austin, Texas. Despite Austin uncharacteristically turning into a winter wonderland, the at...
One of the highlights of 2017 for AppDynamics was AppD Summit New York. We took over NYC’s Pier 36 with over 1200 attendees and made big announcements around the next generation of Business iQ, new machine learning capabilities, and upcoming IoT and network visibility. We were al...
Today, many IT leaders are missing opportunities to help their business grow, add value, and transform operations because they aren’t aligned with business leadership. In Gartner’s recent report, The ‘3B’s’ of Engagement: Business Architecture, Business Process, and Business Outcomes, ...
The AppDynamics Java agent, like many Java applications, uses logging extensively. We have used Log4J as our logging framework for many years. And while the latest release of Log4J was in 2012 – and the Apache Foundation announced end-of-life for Log4J in August 2015 – we d...
We are excited to announce full support for Java 9 as part of our Winter ‘17 product release. Java 9 introduces some interesting features such as incubator support for HTTP/2 and making the G1 Garbage Collector (GC) the default GC for the Java virtual machine (JVM). But the most fundam...
AppDynamics’ 2017 App Attention Index found that 32 percent of consumers have taken their online business elsewhere due to a poor digital experience. But what do you do when you’re an employee and your company’s internal applications perform poorly – and you can’t take your busin...
Over the last few years, the Internet of things (IoT) has become a trending phrase for consumers and a top priority for businesses embarking on their digital transformation. Even with the growth and interest in IoT however, the meaning can still confuse people. So, what is IoT? IoT ...
Over the last few years, we have seen an evolution in application topologies. For example, when AppDynamics first started monitoring applications 10 years ago, a business application was relatively self-contained, with the corresponding tiers and nodes representing the majority of the ...
As the enterprise world continues to move from multiple store locations to multiple clouds, the call for IT leadership and application owners to work more closely with business owners has become critical. After all, at a digital-first enterprise, those responsible for building and main...
This blog post is a developer’s perspective on how using our own AppDynamics software has helped us find and fix performance-related issues – and how other developers can do the same.  One of the most challenging aspects of developing cloud-based platforms is scalability. As we i...
Progress bars inching forward ever so slowly. Confusing application layouts. Downloader’s remorse. These are a few of my least favorite things, and I’m sure your customers share similar sentiments. In our digital-centric world, applications have become the modern storefront for nearly ...
Both buyers and businesses love Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The online retail demand however is not limited to just those two days. It often stretches from days prior to Black Friday and after Christmas. This year, Forrester predicts that online holiday sales in the United States wi...
Metrics-oriented thinking is key to continuous improvement – and a core tenant of any agile or DevOps philosophy. Metrics are factual and once agreed upon, these facts are used to drive discussions and methods. They also allow for a collaborative effort to execute decisions that ...
Digitization has transformed the way customers buy and use products. There has been a tectonic shift in customer expectations regarding product availability (measured by service level management) and product performance (measured by experience level management). According to a 2017 Sta...
More and more distributed apps are being deployed in the private, hybrid, and public clouds, and the performance of these apps is becoming increasingly critical for enterprises. In fact, the AppDynamics 2017 App Attention Index highlights the modern day consumer demand for speed and co...
AppDynamics is known for viewing application performance data through the lens of business transactions. With the launch of Business iQ, we provided a real-time solution for business owners to identify, analyze, and report key business metrics, along with APM metrics. The primary goal ...
What an incredible year it has been so far at AppDynamics. From our almost-IPO to our $3.7 billion acquisition by Cisco, and most recently – the unveiling of our vision to enable CIOs to drive business strategy and growth (read more here). It has been the most exciting year of my...
In just three months European banking will undergo a seismic shift brought on by a regulatory event known as the revised Payment Services Directive. Starting in mid-January, banks and other financial institutions will be required to make customer account information available to approv...
When it comes to deploying agents for your APM solution, a one-size-fits-all approach may sound tempting, but like most one-size solutions, they simply can’t hold up to the countless scenarios encountered in today’s enterprises.  We take a different approach at AppDynamics, provi...
Last month at AppD Summit New York, we unveiled the latest innovations in our Business iQ and App iQ platforms, paving the way for a new era of the CIO and digital business. Delivering on this vision, we’re excited to announce the general availability of AppDynamics’ Winter ‘17 Release...
The App Attention Index 2017 See what keeps users interested — and what turns them off — in this must-read report. The post Ad: The App Attention Index 2017 appeared first on Application Performance Monitoring Blog | AppDynamics.
Take a Guided Tour of AppDynamics Application Performance Management Accelerate your understanding of our product by taking the Guided Tour that walks you through key AppDynamics APM features and benefits. The post Ad: Take a tour appeared first on Application Performance Monitoring Bl...
The application and the business have converged. In fact, the performance of your business is now inseparable from the performance of your apps. Customers who are connected to the code you write or the applications and infrastructure you manage demand a flawless experience, and they ar...
Changing the Way People Think about Business Performance from the Packet Flow to the Customer Experience This morning, Cisco announced the intent to acquire Perspica. First and foremost, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Perspica’s employees joining the Cisco and the AppDynamics tea...
Blackberries, Blockbusters and AS400s ruled supreme back when we were building the company nine years ago. At this time, most phones didn’t have GPS, most shopping was in person and most computing happened in one place. It seemed like much simpler times, right? Yet massive disruption w...
In anticipation of our New York City Summit Event on October 19th, we’re highlighting some of the great partners who will be in attendance in this Exhibitor Series. We’re excited to share our latest Q&A with Abbas Haider Ali, CTO of xMatters.  AppD: What issues was xMatters founded...
AppD Summit New York is in just three short days on October 19th and we couldn’t be more excited for the largest and most influential AppD Summit yet. If you haven’t registered, time is running short for a full day of learning, networking and fun. We’ll kick things off with our morning...
Today’s enterprises, built upon legacy systems, continue to innovate. During their Symposium last week (October 1st-5th), the most significant gathering of CIOs in the world, Gartner said that legacy systems will continue to underpin the digital transformation in the enterprise. ...
In anticipation of our New York City Summit Event on October 19th, we’re highlighting some of the great partners who will be in attendance in this Exhibitor Series. We’re excited to share our latest Q&A with Blaine Pryce, Vice President of Sales, Column Technologies. AppD: Why do c...
In anticipation of our New York City Summit Event on October 19th, we’re highlighting some of the great partners who will be in attendance in this Exhibitor Series. We’re excited to share our latest Q&A with Joe McCann, CEO, NodeSource. AppD: Where do you think node.js is currently...
IDC estimates 60% of worldwide enterprises are migrating existing applications to the cloud. With the promise of greater flexibility, a reduction in overhead, and the potential for significant cost savings, it’s a logical decision. But instead of performing a “lift and shift,” – ...